Naval Photographic Center film #1711. "LSD" in this 1940's context = "Landing Ship, Dock." The title says Guadalcanal but the description says "coast of Sicily" - not sure of this location.
National Archives description "MS LVT being lowered onto deck of LSD, PAN to other LVT's sitting on deck.
MS LVT's sitting on deck of LSD; enlisted men guiding landing vehicles on deck.
MS Enlisted men hoisting oil drums from LVT.
HA MS Two LVT's pulling alongside LSD.
HA MS LVT suspended in air; cables break and the men fall into the water; line is thrown to man hanging from cable.
HA MS Man who fell from LVT lies on deck and is given artificial respiration; water coming from mouth.
HA MS Looking aft on LSD; LVTs on deck.
HA MS same as above.
HA MS LVTs on deck; PAN to jeeps parked in hold of LSD.
HA MCU Enlisted man working on engine of small craft.
HA MS Into hold of LSD where soldiers are standing atop LVTs.
HA MS Same as above, soldier taking tarpaulin from top of LVTs; machine guns being checked.
MCU Solder checking machine guns on LVT.
MS Soldiers, on deck of LVTs, checking machine guns (SV).
HA MLS Looking intohold of LSD; two men checking machine guns in LVT.
MLS LSD underway; railing of another ship fg.
LS Landing craft; LSD's and other ships on the horizon(SV).
LA CU American flag waving off fantail of ship.
MS Destroyer underway at high speed.
G to A MS, AA burst in sky; white smoke and tracers.
MCU,Troops relaxing on deck.
G to A LS Star shells (SV), MS Destroyer underway at high speed.
LS Looking toward beach at Sicily; smoke rising from burning amphibious craft.
LS Landing craft underway.
MS Gun crew of 40mm mount in silhouette, mountains in bg.
G to A MS Tracers being fired (night scene).
MLS LCI heading for beach."
National Archives Identifier: 76157
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